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Keller ISD Fires Employee Charged With Online Solicitation Of Minor

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KELLER (CBSDFW.COM) - A former Keller ISD employee was one of eight men arrested for Online Solicitation of a Minor in Rockwall.

Jeffrey Scott Miller, 52, worked at Trinity Meadows Intermediate School until he was arrested by the Texas Attorney General's office. Keller ISD fired him after they learned of the arrest.

Miller confessed to having communicated in a sexually explicit manner with a person he believed was a 35-year-old female and her 14-year-old daughter, and to traveling to Rockwall to engage in deviate sex with both the mother and the female child.

Keller ISD released the following statement:

Keller ISD is committed to eliminating predators from the ranks of the education profession. As such, the District terminated a Trinity Meadows Intermediate School employee Friday morning following an arrest by the Texas Attorney General's office for solicitation of a minor on the internet. The offense did not occur at school or involve KISD students, we have no indication that this employee was involved in any prior criminal acts, and a review of the individual's employment file, references, and background checks reveal no prior concerns. In Keller ISD, the safety and security of all students and staff is the top priority. We applaud the work of our law enforcement partners as we work together to protect our students.

All eight child predators were arrested as part of an undercover operation targeting predators who solicit sex from minors online.

Investigators, posing as children, were solicited for sex by all eight men. Each of the men traveled to a predetermined location where they expected to engage in sexual conduct with a child.

The Texas Attorney General's Office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online. The Child Exploitation Unit proactively seeks out and arrests predators who commit crimes against children using technology and online sources.

Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks our children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their children's safety.

Miller's charge is a second degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison.

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